Socioeconomic impacts of climatic variability

Parry ML, Carter TR, & Konijn NT (1988). Socioeconomic impacts of climatic variability. In: The Impact of Climatic Variations on Agriculture. pp. 719-732 Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. ISBN 978-94-009-2965-4 DOI:10.1007/978-94-009-2965-4_39.

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Abstract

As outlined in Section 1 of this case study, climatic variability is a fundamental fact of life of Australian agriculture. It and its impacts have already been the subject of reviews from several other points of view (see, e.g., Williams, 1946; Rutherford, 1950; Everest and Moule, 1952; Anon., 1966; Campbell, 1966; Anon., 1967; Anon., 1968; Lovett, 1973; McQuigg, 1975; Chapman, 1976; Butler and Doesell, 1979; Heathcote and Thorn, 1979; Young and Wilson, 1979; Heathcote, 1983). However, the observation of Campbell (1958, p. 3) that “one cannot but be impressed by the extremely limited progress which we, as a people, have made .... in coming to terms with the most insidious and pervasive characteristic of our climate — its variability” is still cogent. The objective in this section is to undertake a broad review that spans agriculture from farm to the macro-economy and spans climate generally rather than one that addresses only drought — the focus of Section 4.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 02 May 2016 12:23
Last Modified: 02 May 2016 12:23
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12989

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